“I’m not worried,” was the message that Honda’s Jenson Button fired to Fernando Alonso both on and off the track at Valencia.
Speculation about Alonso’s future reached fever pitch in the F1 paddock at Valencia after Rubens Barrichello confirmed on Thursday that Honda are stepping up their efforts to lure the double world champion to the team for 2009. Read more... (342 words, 1 image, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
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Multi-million dollar Valencia street circuit a stark reminder that Alonso is still F1′s star attraction.
It was a welcoming gift fit for a king: five and half kilometres of sweeping high speed race track, carving its way through Valencia’s vibrant, sprawling cultural metropolis. Read more... (626 words, 1 image, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
The image of Formula One’s elite squatting outside a motorhome, whiling away the last hours of daylight over a deck of cards seems almost out of sorts with the glitzy celebrity-driven milieu of the paddock. Read more... (514 words, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
According to the latest rumours, Fernando Alonso may be heading to Honda next year for a one year stint. British newspaper The Guardian has said that the Spanish driver is reportedly considering a $15 million deal to drive for Honda next season. However the stay is predicted to be short-lived with many believing that Alonso will head to Ferrari in 2010. Rubens Barrichello’s contract with Honda is up at the end of this season and it is believed that if Alonso agrees to the new deal, it will be Barrichello who will be out of a race-seat in the team. Read more... (426 words, 1 image, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)
Ron Dennis has rubbished Fernando Alonso’s claims that he would have been denied the chance to win the world championship had he stayed at McLaren this year.
Alonso left the Woking squad at the end of the year after his very public fall-out over perceived driver favouritism and the team’s involvement in the spy scandal. Read more... (439 words, 1 image, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso expects to have his work cut out in this afternoon’s Hungarian Grand Prix, and does not believe he will significantly vault up the pecking order.
The Spaniard, who has been making the news this weekend after suggesting his trying 2008 season wouldn’t have been much better if he had stayed at McLaren this year, planted his Renault on the fourth row of the grid in seventh place. Read more... (434 words, 1 image, estimated 1:44 mins reading time)
Flavio Briatore believes that Fernando Alonso will stay with Renault for the 2009 season. Read more... (128 words, 1 image, estimated 31 secs reading time)
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It is looking increasingly likely that Fernando Alonso will stay put at Renault next season, though what colour his overalls will be in 2010 is anyone’s guess.
Next week’s Hungarian Grand Prix marks the anniversary of Alonso’s public fall-out with McLaren-Mercedes over perceived driver favouritism, a row which ultimately led to the Spaniard’s return to Renault for 2008. Read more... (772 words, 1 image, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)